Description

Before I Forget is a BAFTA-nominated narrative exploration game. Players step into the world of Sunita - a woman living with early onset dementia. As you wander from room to room, you discover mysterious objects, each holding a fleeting, fragmented memory. Examine faded postcards, scribbled notes, photographs, and more to uncover Sunita’s past, piece together her life-story and understand her present.

History

3-Fold Games, the micro game studio co-founded by Chella Ramanan and Claire Morwood, is launching its debut game, Before I Forget. Before I Forget began life at the xx+ Game Jam 2016, in Bristol, with the theme 'borders'. The game explores what it means to lose your memories and how living with dementia affects your life and those around you. Developed with support from medical professionals and Gaming the Mind, this short narrative game centres Sunita, a woman living with dementia. This expertise directly informs the development of Before I Forget to help create a sensitive portrayal of dementia for players. Players interact with objects to unlock Sunita’s memories and unravel a mystery. The game launched as a Humble Original on 5 June 2020, followed by Steam and itch.io for PC, Mac and Linux, on 16 July 2020. Before I Forget was nominated for a BAFTA within the Game Beyond Entertainment category in 2021.

Features

  • Before I Forget is a short, first-person narrative game with an average playtime of 1 hour.
  • Emotional narrative delivered through interior monologue, visual storytelling and audio elements.
  • Bring colour back into Sunita's confused, monochrome world, as she pieces her life together.
  • Flashbacks and audio visual distortion and cues to represent some of the symptoms of dementia.
  • Sunita’s house is packed full of letters and objects, which trigger memories, taking players on an emotional journey.
  • A vivid cast of voice actors brings Sunita and her memories to life, using vocal talent, including Anjali Kunapaneni and Bushra Laskar.
  • Original soundtrack with emotive piano melodies by composer, Dave Tucker.

Videos

Release TrailerYouTube

Images

Selected Articles

  • Beautiful and thought-provoking game
    Katie Campbell, Pos'ability Magazine
  • Before I Forget is a delicate and unique exploration of dementia from a first-person perspective.
    Mark Serrels, CNET
  • a sensitive and emotive portrayal of dementia
    Alan Wen, The Guardian
  • Games of 2019: British Games
    Laura Kate Dale, Kotaku
  • This subtly told and intriguing work continues to show incredible promise as its development moves forward.
    Peter Willington, roducer at game studio Auroch Digital, TechSpark
Original Soundtrack (OST)
Composed by Dave Tucker. Download for £2.99 at davetuckermusic.bandcamp.com.

About 3-Fold Games

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3-Fold Games are a micro game studio of two women (Chella Ramanan and Claire Morwood), who met at the XX+ Games Jam in Bristol, UK in 2016. At the Jam they won Audience Choice Award for Before I Forget, motivating them to push on with development. They have since exhibited the game in the UK and internationally and are now collaborating with sound designers and artists to complete development of their first game, Before I Forget, a narrative exploration about a woman with dementia.
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Before I Forget Credits

Claire Morwood
Programmer, Artist, Game Designer
Chella Ramanan
Narrative Designer, Game Designer
Jake Basten
Audio Designer, Audio Programmer
Dave Tucker
Music
AJ Murdoch
2D Artist
Emma Haynes
2D Artist, Character Designer
Martine Lillycrop
Writer
Adele Cutting (Soundcuts)
Voice Director and Editor
Dave Newby (Soundcuts)
Voice Editor
Anjali Kunapaneni
Voice-Over Arist (Sunita)
Mason Scott Robinson
Voice-Over Arist (Dylan)
Bushra Lashkar
Voice-Over Arist (Leela)
Reshma Madhi
Voice-Over Arist (Maria)
Gary Kings
Trailer